Georgian Government Intends to Build an Airport in Anaklia

According to Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, government abandoned the idea of the previous government on the construction of the airport in the Black Sea city of Poti, as this project was not justified from an economic point of view.

However, he says, the airport will be built in the region, in the village of Anaklia as well as a new deep-water port.

"The project of the airport construction in Poti was completely ill-conceived, as there is a swampy area there and a flight route for birds. The major international airport is planned to be built in Anaklia , and accordingly, there is no need to build two airports in the same region. Anaklia airport will be designed primarily for freight traffic", says the Minister .

As it is known, the then President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili announced about the construction of a major international airport in Poti in 2009. He said the construction was to be completed by 2012.

Adapted from commersant